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Lefkada

Lefkada town is the capital of the island, situated on the northern part of the island about 20 minutes by car from the airport of Preveza, has a beautiful lagoon flocks of seagulls flying over the sea. The ancients Venetians in founding the capital of the island decided to follow the urban model of the city of Venice.
In the village you can visit the beautiful churches of Aghios Nikolaos, Aghios Dimitrios, Pandocrator Church, the Church of the Presentation of the Virgin as well as the Monastery of Panagia Faneromeni (only a few kilometers from the town center) and the Orsini Castle. Full of Restaurant, Bar, Tavernas, Disco Bar and Touristic shops. During the summer the town of Lefkada is popular with kite surfers who spend their day in the wonderful spot of the beach of Mili.
Today the city of Lefkada has about 7000 inhabitants, which clearly multiply during the summer months.


Monastery of Faneromeni

The Monastery of Panagia Faneromeni is the most important religious centre on the island of Lefkada. Located on a hill above the Town, this monastery gives gorgeous view to the capital village, the northern side of the island and the opposite coasts of the mainland. It is situated in the region of Frini and it is considered the protector saint of the island. According to tradition, the monastery of Panagia Faneromeni was originally built in 1634 on the site of an ancient temple dedicated to Artemis, the goddess of hunting. On this site, the students of Apostle Paul had preached Christianity some centuries ago. In the Venetian times, particularly in the 18th century, the monastery was renovated, byt unfortunately two fires burnt it down. In the late 19th century, the monastery was reconstructed again. Today, it hosts an interesting Ecclesiastical Museum with rare Byzantine icons, old manuscripts and gospels.


Karya

Karya is a village built in the hinterland of the island of Lefkada, located on top of a hill which overlooks the lush green slopes, transformed into fertile crops. Karya has a beautiful square dominated by huge plane centenarians and from which you can enjoy a beautiful landscape in village there are shops, quaint streets, stone buildings and two beautiful churches: Agios Spyridonas and Aghios paraskevi. The city is also famous for the production of handicrafts that are sold in stores and attracts thousands of tourists every summer.


Exhanthia

Exanthia Village, is one of the most traditional and picturesque village of the island, Overlooking the ocean from the west coast of Lefkada from where you can admire the most beautiful sunset on the island.
The village is situated 7 km far from the beaches, in a very quiet location, has restaurant serving traditional cuisine with a terrace where you can enjoy the sunset.


Kalamitsi

Kalamitsi is on a hill from which it dominates the western beaches of the Baltic Ionian Sea, is located a few kilometers south of the village of Agios Nikitas. Follow the paved road that outlines the perimeter of the island. Kalamitsi is a small and charming mountain village, remained untouched by any construction tourism.
The country has three beautiful beaches nearby within the country
with a steep descent to the coast by a narrow way forward by car or bike.



Agios Nikitas

Agios Nikitas is a charming little village on the west coastthe island of Lefkada, the country is located just a few kilometers from Tsoukalades,
Follow the road that leads to the southern tip of Lefkada island.
The village of Agios Nikitas has remained intact and has not been excessive buildings do over the years and is characterized by traditional stone houses, one behind the other, which run on the main street that leads to the beautiful bay of the harbor, the village of Agios Nikitas preserves still looks traditional and picturesque, full of bar, tavernas and restaurant.

 

Nidri

The town of Nidri can be considered the most cosmopolitan town of the island of
Lefkada, here unite, entertainment, sport and relaxation, in the past was a Nidri small fishing port is now the most popular destination on the island after the country Lefkada is the starting point for all those who want to reach the neighboring islands of Skorpios, Meganissi, Madouri and Sparti. Every day the small
port of Nidri start several boats that make the rounds of the front
islands with round-trip day.

 

Vassiliky

Vassiliky it 's a pretty village built around a small creek, a timefishing village, now a popular destination for tourists and sailors (kite surfing and wind surf) that are in Vassiliki, to enjoy the constant wind every day beats its waters. The beach overlooking the bay, is a beautiful beach pebbles, and behind it can be found infrastructure for all types of sports water.
Around the harbor focus most of Bars, Pubs, taverns, restaurants
and shops open till late in the evening. From the port also ferries that take tourists to visit the nearby islands of Kefalonia and Ithaca.

 

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